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Passers-by help the injured at Centennial Park 1996: Bomb rocks Atlanta Olympics

A bomb explodes in Atlanta, Georgia, the city hosting this year's Olympic Games leaving two people dead and many more injured.


Edward Heath 1965: Heath is new Tory leader
Shadow Chancellor Edward Heath beats off his rivals in the Conservative leadership contest.

Mercenary leader Colonel 'Mad Mike' Hoare 1982: Seychelles coup leader guilty of hijack
Mercenary leader Colonel 'Mad Mike' Hoare is found guilty of hijacking a plane to escape from a failed coup in the Seychelles.

Bob Hope (copyright: AP) 2003: Comic legend Bob Hope dies
American icon and legendary comedian Bob Hope dies just two months after celebrating his 100th birthday.

Photograph of an NHS patient on a hospital trolley 2000: Labour publishes plans to revolutionise NHS
The Labour Government announces the most radical re-organisation of the NHS since it was founded in 1948.

1978: Transatlantic balloonists in trouble
Two British balloonists battling to be the first to cross the Atlantic are in difficulties half way across the ocean.
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